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  • David Byrne’s "Here Lies Love" Cast Recording Out May 6 on Nonesuch; Public Theater Production Returns to Stage April 14

    Nonesuch Records will release the cast recording of David Byrne’s Here Lies Love on May 6. The recording features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim as performed by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Here Lies Love musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store for an instant download of the track “Child of the Philippines” (heard here). Here Lies Love returns to New York’s Public Theater this spring with performances beginning April 14; opening night set for May 1. 

  • David Byrne, "Here Lies Love" Cast Announce Benefit Concert for the Philippines at Terminal 5, November 25

    David Byrne and the original cast of Here Lies Love will perform a one-time only special benefit concert in support of the people of the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The special show will take place at Terminal 5 in NYC on November 25. All proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) relief efforts in the Philippines. “The show is about the resiliency of the Philippine people—it couldn’t be more timely,” says Byrne. “Upon hearing about this tragedy the cast contacted me about doing a show to raise money for relief efforts. Most of our cast is Filipino, and all of us feel the same way. It’s personal for all of us."

About David Byrne

David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has been publishing and exhibiting visual art for more than a decade.

Grown Backwards was Byrne’s first Nonesuch Records release. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz. “This is what we have always felt about David Byrne, and this is how we feel about Grown Backwards, his first record on Nonesuch. It is a great privilege to work with him.”

Nonesuch has also released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Byrne's 1981 collaboration with Brian Eno, followed by The Knee Plays, originally conceived as part of Robert Wilson's epic 1984 play the CIVIL warS; a song-cycle collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and a live concert album with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall.

Latest Release

  • Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording

    Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording

    The Here Lies Love cast recording features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim as performed by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Obie Award-winning Here Lies Love musical, starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. The cast recording features seven new songs written specifically for the musical. CDs include a 80-page full color book with lyrics, an introduction by Public Theater director Oskar Eustis, and two essays by Byrne. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the new track "Child of the Philippines."

On Tour

  • May 2, 2014 – 08:00 pmBAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, NY
  • May 3, 2014 – 08:00 pmBAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, NY
  • May 6, 2014 – 08:00 pmThe Warfield, San Francisco, CA
  • May 8, 2014 – 08:00 pmGreek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 15, 2014 – 06:00 pmMaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ON
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